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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION FOR FILM THEMED BRISTOL CAR SHOW

Lots of lovely club stands at Bristol last year

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION FOR FILM THEMED BRISTOL CAR SHOW

Some famous four-wheeled legends will be making an appearance this month at one of Britain's biggest classic car events.

This year the Footman James 37th Bristol Classic Car Show will be rolling out the red carpet with a ‘TV Cars’ theme at the Royal Bath and West Showground over the weekend of June 18-19, 2016.

WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE - VEE DUBS TO JOIN BEAULIEU’S SECOND SIMPLY VW ON SUNDAY 26TH JUNE

WEBSITE EXCLUSIVE - VEE DUBS TO JOIN BEAULIEU’S SECOND SIMPLY VW ON SUNDAY 26TH JUNE

‘Vee Dubs’ of every type are invited to join the great day out for Volkswagen fans and visitors at Beaulieu’s second Simply VW on Sunday 26th June.

Sponsored by Breeze Volkswagen Group, the celebration of this much-loved German marque will return with a varied line-up of Volkswagen models, both classic and modern. Campers and commercials, from the iconic Type 2 to the latest T6, will form the backbone of the display, with additional saloons, hatches and sports cars.

Website Exclusive - VOLVO ENTHUSIASTS CLUB FINDS FRED FLINTSTONE'S CAR AND IT'S A 'VOLVO'!

Kevin Price with the 'Saint' Volvo

Website Exclusive - VOLVO ENTHUSIASTS CLUB FINDS FRED FLINTSTONE'S CAR AND IT'S A 'VOLVO'!

Members of the Volvo Enthusiasts Club have recently undertaken an archeological dig in 'Bedrock' in search for Volvo's first car the legendary 'Bedrock Special' the Volvo BV1 (before Volvo).

After several months search the remains of the car were found in an abandoned quarry, known to be where 'Fred'  once worked.

Wareabouts - The Real Car Company

Wareabouts - The Real Car Company

FOR MANY YEARS I HAVE SEEN THE advertisements from the Real Car Co. of Bethesda in North Wales.

In most cases these have been early Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars. I have often wondered where all the cars come from as they obviously have a relatively quick turn- over. Recently on a trip into North Wales I asked if I could come and see them. Ray Arnold and his wife started an exhaust fitting business in Bangor, and at the same time ‘dabbled’ in sales of early cars as a sideline.

Magpie: A Star Is Born

Magpie: A Star Is Born

Did you know that tinplate has its origins in the early 1600s? No? I didn’t either – so it’s a pretty ancient form of metalworking, if we’re honest about it. Saxony was where it all started, apparently, and it didn’t arrive over here until the second half of the 17th century. Boxes and containers were the end product in those early days but in the fullness of time, all that would change.

Have You Ever Driven...The NSU Spider

Have You Ever Driven...The NSU Spider

THE CABRIOLET VERSION of NSU’s Sport Prinz was not only able to transform a plain looking saloon into something of beauty; it also boasted a first in the automotive world.

From 1964-67 the NSU Motorenwerke AG produced 2,375 versions of the Spider and its claim to fame was to be the first production car to be fitted with a Wankel Rotary power plant.

Fordie's Favourites - Stutz Model AA Vertical 8

Fordie's Favourites - Stutz Model AA Vertical 8

INDIANAPOLIS; AND POWERFUL ENGINES were synonymous with a brand. Originally founded in 1911 by Harry C Stutz under a different name ‘The Ideal Motor Company’ and located not far from the world famous speedway built just two years previous to help the flourishing motor industry within the State of Indiana.

So, Farewell To A Legend...

So, Farewell To A Legend...

I’M SURE THAT MOST READERS will be as sad as I was to see pictures of the last Land-Rover Defender leaving the Solihull factory of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).

The official reason for this cessation, after more than 67 years of continuous production, was that the vehicle could not meet forthcoming EU safety and emissions standards. No doubt that’s true. But more pertinent, perhaps, is the fact that the Defender no longer made money. It was built on old-fashioned, labour intensive production lines, with much hand-finishing.

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